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Record 5533

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia] 'One of the very first works that antiquity has left us. Perfect in its kind. October 9, 1837'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1834 and 9 Oct 1837
Country: India
Time: n/a
Place: city: Calcutta
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Thomas Babington Macaulay
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 25 Oct 1800
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Historian / critic
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: India
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Xenophon
Title: Anabasis
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Greek not translated
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5533  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
  Editor: George Otto Trevelyan
  Title: Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 443
  Additional comments: NB this is marginalia attached to Macaulay?s copy of Xenophon. Macaulay clearly read this more than once; this entry is for the third recorded reading of it. Macaulay 24; a number of reading experiences of the classics in this appendix.

Citation: Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (Oxford, 1971), p. 443, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5533, accessed: 30 January 2023

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